Salary.sg Forums - Reply to Topic
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs > Project Manager in Construction Company

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




Salary.sg Forums

Thread: Project Manager in Construction Company Reply to Thread
Your Username: Click here to log in
Human Verification To prove you are a human and not a computer program that spams, please check the box below and answer any further questions if prompted.

Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-10-2014 09:50 AM
slpinir
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Hi DS,

There are 2 areas in construction now; building and civil engineering.
Clients from building usually are not as selective as civil side.
As you know civil side projects are usually government��. And the criteria are much higher, such as the Qualification of the PM , engineers need to be PE board recognized.
(If ur degree is from local spore, then u r safe).


So talking about pay and bonus. You should be looking at 8k plus 3-5 months bonus for a junior PM means (10 experience since graduation). And ranged to 15k plus 3-6 months of bonus for a more senior PM..

And seriously speaking if u go for around and ask how many local grad are there in the civil industry, I can only tell you.. It's really pathetic...coz most of them left this industry after several years of working in construction.

And what I can tell u is that I will see a whole change in terms of pay package by the SME contractors. Why? They will slow down hiring foreigners and really spend time to look for local grads and also to improve their image and pay package in order to attract local talents. This is due to the 20 years plan of the Singapore planning. Hence more government projects in the next 2 decades. And like what I say the criteria becomes very strict in the sense, they only accept people who are PE board qualified.... Hope that makes you understand more in this industry.
While my brief experience in the construction industry corroborates your account in terms of pay and bonus for a project manager, there is a a very important context quite unique in the construction industry that is missing in above which can lead readers who are new to the industry to misunderstand.

Construction industry is one of those rare sectors that don't really care about career image and thus up to now hardly suffer any title inflation at all. While a project manager can indeed make 120k - 200k, this kind of "manager" is definitely not the same as other inflated titles you see in other industries.

In the construction sector, most of the project managers accounting for sizable work are at least in their mid to late 40s. They are more equivalent to "Directors" or "VP" in other companies, freshie or junior civil engineers should not join this industry thinking they are going to make 100k+ by being a project manager within a short time.

In most construction companies, being a manager is really a senior position requiring lots of experience and competency. Being a director usually means you are part of the executive leadership team entitled to profit sharing. This is very different from most companies whereby any grad that doesn't screw up is automatically promoted to a fake manager title in 4-5 years.
06-10-2014 03:11 PM
Unregistered
Quote:
Originally Posted by dNs View Post
Hi All..
I was offered a salary of $3300/monthly as a junior project manager. The core business of the company is cost& contract management, and management consultancy. Is this a proper amount for a project manager in Singapore?

I have Architecture background and worked for 2.5yrs as a designer in Architects firm. I just graduated and obtain my Master of Science degree in Construction Project Management from UK's university, however i don't have any proven experience in pm job.
I have Singapore PR, Does it make any difference to salary consideration?
Please advice.
Hi DS,

There are 2 areas in construction now; building and civil engineering.
Clients from building usually are not as selective as civil side.
As you know civil side projects are usually government😁. And the criteria are much higher, such as the Qualification of the PM , engineers need to be PE board recognized.
(If ur degree is from local spore, then u r safe).


So talking about pay and bonus. You should be looking at 8k plus 3-5 months bonus for a junior PM means (10 experience since graduation). And ranged to 15k plus 3-6 months of bonus for a more senior PM..

And seriously speaking if u go for around and ask how many local grad are there in the civil industry, I can only tell you.. It's really pathetic...coz most of them left this industry after several years of working in construction.

And what I can tell u is that I will see a whole change in terms of pay package by the SME contractors. Why? They will slow down hiring foreigners and really spend time to look for local grads and also to improve their image and pay package in order to attract local talents. This is due to the 20 years plan of the Singapore planning. Hence more government projects in the next 2 decades. And like what I say the criteria becomes very strict in the sense, they only accept people who are PE board qualified.... Hope that makes you understand more in this industry.
06-10-2014 03:09 PM
Unregistered
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Which UK university? Is it distance learning or did u really fly to UK to take the course?
Which degree u holding?
06-10-2014 03:08 PM
Unregistered
PM pay

What degree do u hold?
06-10-2014 03:03 PM
Humble bee
PM pay

Hi,

There are 2 areas construction now; building and civil engineering.
Clients from building usually are not as selective as civil side.
As you know civil side projects are usually government😁. And the criteria are much higher, such as the Qualification of the PM , engineers need to be PE board recognized.
(If ur degree is from local spore, then u r safe).

So talking about pay and bonus. You should be looking at 8k plus 3-5 months bonus for a junior PM means (10 experience since graduation). And ranged to 15k plus 3-6 months of bonus for a more senior PM..

And seriously speaking if u go for around and ask how many local grad are there in the civil industry, I can only tell you.. It's really pathetic...coz most of them left this industry after several years of working in construction.

And what I can tell u is that I will see a whole change in terms of pay package by the SME contractors. Why? They will slow down hiring foreigners and really spend time to look for local grads and also to improve their image and pay package in order to attract local talents. This is due to the 20 years plan of the Singapore planning. Hence more government projects in the next 2 decades. And like what I say the criteria becomes very strict in the sense, they only accept people who are PE board qualified.... Hope that makes you understand more in this industry.
12-08-2013 11:02 PM
ChilliCrab Appreciate your reply! Thanks! =)
12-08-2013 09:32 AM
Unregistered Should be around 9-10k+ if you are good.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChilliCrab View Post
Hi everyone!

How much on average/range would you guys advise for a Project Manager with the following:

Academic Qualification: Bachelor's degree (from NUS with honours)

Experience: 3.5 years with proven track records of completed projects in public and private sectors. A&A, Upgrading, Condo, etc.
Roles & Responsibilities: From ferrying workers (when I just started), purchasing materials, training subordinates, overall planning, progress monitoring, progress claims, quantity surveying (take-off), site management, workplace safety, resolving all structural, architectural and M&E discrepancies in dwgs, statutory submissions, etc.

Working Hours: 6 days, 9am - 7pm (OT no included)

Please also advise me if A1 companies would highly consider candidates like me.
Thank you very much!
12-08-2013 02:34 AM
ChilliCrab Hi everyone!

How much on average/range would you guys advise for a Project Manager with the following:

Academic Qualification: Bachelor's degree (from NUS with honours)

Experience: 3.5 years with proven track records of completed projects in public and private sectors. A&A, Upgrading, Condo, etc.
Roles & Responsibilities: From ferrying workers (when I just started), purchasing materials, training subordinates, overall planning, progress monitoring, progress claims, quantity surveying (take-off), site management, workplace safety, resolving all structural, architectural and M&E discrepancies in dwgs, statutory submissions, etc.

Working Hours: 6 days, 9am - 7pm (OT no included)

Please also advise me if A1 companies would highly consider candidates like me.
Thank you very much!
25-03-2013 06:21 PM
Unregistered
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I'm new for project manager.
I ask for S$.5500.
How it is price?
Fresh grad looking @ S$5500? you should be contented with S$3k-$4k including transport allowance
23-03-2013 09:36 AM
Unregistered
project manager salary

I'm new for project manager.
I ask for S$.5500.
How it is price?
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +8. The time now is 08:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2